What would members recommend when setting a tick overspeed. I’m trying to get mine idle-ling, 29 flyer with Lucas magdyno (slack wire advance) and binks carb.
Retarding the spark leads to stalling !. There’s no throttle stop its just a case of adjusting the cable. Its stalling when shutting down the throttle. I was thinking about raising the float level but i think it might cause flooding. Is it just a case of continually tweaking the twist grip ?
It is not best practice to have a set tickover on a two stroke. When the throttle is closed the engine should stop as on a two stroke with a set tickover it will pop , bang and snatch on the over run which is not pleasant and doesn’t do the engine and transmission any good. This subject has been brought up before.
Oh the temptation of word association!
But I wont.
However, I am rather interested in this topic as I have always set all my engines to “tick over”, it’s so much easier to set pumps etc when not having one hand or foot trying to keep a steady engine speed.
This has included at least 6 2t engined bikes of various nationalities.
So far the least of my Scott woes has been any type of histrionics on a trailing throttle, but I have added the extra weight to the flywheel.
Neither do I suffer from the vibration afflicting a previous poster, however, at “tick over” I do notice a sort of rocking caused by the unbalanced nature of the engine.
Having an engine shut down without some input from the throttle may be fine for racing, but not the rest of the time.
All of the twist grips I have dealt with have a friction adjuster which will hold the throttle in any position I so desire. Not allowed to be used on the race track but common practice on the road. So if I am signalling to turn right, the throttle setting stays where it is when I let go of the twistgrip.
Cheers, Its probably that I’m used to four strokes , I just let the throttle go , change gear etc. So If I set friction on the throttle so it dosn,t close, make sure the carb is set up OK and practice !! thanks again